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Cultural and language diversity cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term491352
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
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Standards for Statistics on Cultural and Language Diversity have been developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to provide a means of standardising the way the ABS and other agencies collect and disseminate information relating to the origins of individuals and cultural diversity in Australia. The minimum core set for the purposes of collecting information relevant to cultural diversity in respect of people who have migrated to Australia, and their descendants are;

  • Country of birth
  • Main language other than English spoken at home and
  • Proficiency in spoken English.

Additional items may be considered to more fully describe Cultural and Language Diversity such as;

  • Country of birth (Mother)
  • Country of birth (Father)
  • Year of arrival in Australia
  • First language spoken 
  • Religious affiliation and
  • Indigenous Status.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics.  Standards for Statistics on Cultural and Language Diversity. Cat no. 1289.0. Canberra. 1999.

Relational attributes

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Disability services carer details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Disability services client details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNOptional3
-Person—first language spoken, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Optional1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NOptional1
-Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Optional1
-Person—proficiency in spoken English, code NOptional1
-Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2011) N[NNN]Optional1
-Person—year of first arrival in Australia, date YYYYOptional1
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